DEVO (new wave/rock band)

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Also performs as: The Smart Patrol

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Devo (/ˈdv/, originally /dˈv/) is an American rock band formed in 1972 consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio. The classic line-up of the band included two sets of brothers, the Mothersbaughs (Mark and Bob) and the Casales (Gerald and Bob), along with Alan Myers. The band had a No. 14 Billboard chart hit in 1980 with the single "Whip It", and has maintained a cult following throughout its existence.

Devo's style, over time, has shifted between punk, art rock, post-punk and new wave. Their music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes, deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary. Their often discordant pop songs feature unusual synthetic instrumentation and time signatures that have proven influential on subsequent popular music, particularly new wave, industrial and alternative rock artists. Devo was also a pioneer of the music video, creating many memorable clips for the LaserDisc format, with "Whip It" getting heavy airplay in the early days of MTV.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! 4 7
1979 Duty Now for the Future 4 6
1980 Freedom of Choice 4.5 4
1981 New Traditionalists 4 7
1982 Oh, No! It's DEVO 5 4
1984 Shout 3
1988 Total Devo 5
1990 Smooth Noodle Maps 4
1993 Oh No It's Devo / Freedom of Choice 1
1993 Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo / Devo Live 2
1994 Duty Now for the Future / New Traditionalists 1
2008 This Is the Devo Box 1
2009 The Ultra DEVO-lux Ltd. Edition 1
2010 Something for Everybody 3.5 5
2013 Something Else for Everybody 3 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1987 E-Z Listening Disc 1
1990 Hardcore Devo, Volume 1: 74–77 4
1990 Greatest Hits 3 2
1990 Greatest Misses 1
1991 Hardcore Devo, Volume 2: 1974–1977 1
1993 Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo 1
1998 Greatest Hits 1
2000 Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology 2
2000 Recombo DNA 1
2002 The Essentials 1
2013 Hardcore 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1980 DEV–O Live 2
1989 Now It Can Be Told: Devo at the Palace 12/9/88 2
1992 Live: The Mongoloid Years 1
2012 Live 1981 Seattle 2
2014 Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig 1
2014 Live at Max’s Kansas City - November 15, 1977 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Adventures of the Smart Patrol 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1977 (I Can’t Get Me No) Satisfaction 1
1977 Mongoloid 1
1978 Be Stiff 1
1978 Come Back Jonee 1
1978 Jocko Homo / Mongoloid 1
1979 Gut Feeling / Satisfaction (I Can Get Me No) 1
1979 Secret Agent Man 1
1979 The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize 1
1980 Girl You Want 1
1980 Whip It 2
1981 Working in the Coal Mine 2
1985 Here to Go 1
1988 Baby Doll 1
1988 Disco Dancer 2
1990 Post Post‐Modern Man 1
2007 Watch Us Work It 2
Fresh 1

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